Sunday, 16 April 2017

Miniature Painting & Monty Python


It seems I have found my hobby haven in Zombicide: Black Plague at the moment. Our regular Tuesday Night Gaming has kept enthusiasm levels high thanks to Bull's random character approach, and we're working our way through all the characters we have.


Needless to say, despite a new Kickstart campaign on the doorstep, I have been on Ebay tracking down some of the models I wished I'd bought first time around.


One of the bonuses to the renewed hobby enthusiasm is that I've returned to the painting table after an 18 month hiatus. Inspired by the rate that Bull was painting his BP characters, and playing characters I'd dismissed as a waste of time, I now have a painting list that grows daily. Thing is, I'm really enjoying the painting!


Nothing pushes your painting than a deadline set in stone. I found tournaments great for this back in the 40k days, but this time we had arranged a BP game day at Awdry Towers for the Easter Saturday and time was flying by. I sat up till past midnight to get models finished in time.


On the day we decided to make it a Monty Python outing, and used Michael's non-Zombicide models that he had lovingly painted up some time ago to an exquisite level.


We managed to get a couple of games in – although it was actually the same game twice, as we died horribly first time around… how very Monty Python-esque!


Despite the quest only requiring one character to get to red level then exit the board, we toiled for hours to reach our goal. As the characters headed through the orange level of experience points, things started to hot up. At one point we had FOUR abominations on the board at the same time!


In the end we cruised, carefully and steadily, through to our goal – no rash decisions or over the top heroics (though I had to be reined in on a couple of occasions).

Fantastic game – my thanks to Mr Awdry for being a fantastic host as always, and to Bull for providing the leadership we needed to survive (second time around!).

More painting soon!


8 comments:

  1. It was so great to have you both down and indulging my Python whim. Looking forward to hearing how your awesome new characters fare.

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    1. Thank you sir! Need to get the next one in the diary :p

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  2. Excellent work on the minis Mike. :)

    In my previous gaming days I also used tournament deadlines as a great level to complete stuff.

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    1. Thank you very much! Getting back into the painting slowly :D

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  3. Ohhhh shiny ;-). Great job sir.

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  4. Mentioned on Bulls blog the models are fantastic. You could consider using the impact miniatures skill rings instead of trying to balance such nicely painted figs on the coloured bottoms. Orange might be missing from the impact set.

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    1. That's a cool idea. The Monty Python models were ever so slightly too big for the zombicide bases – could be a good alternative solution, thanks :D

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